Taste Tour: Tucker’s Onion Burgers


Onion burgers are an Oklahoma institution, a delicious patty of beef with paper thin slices of onion seared into it right on the griddle. Never tried one? You’re definitely missing out. One of my favorite joints is Tucker’s Onion Burgers, and a few weeks ago my friend/photographer Caroline and I popped into their new location on Classen Curve to check it out!



Like any good burger, you can order an onion burger about a million different ways. I opted for a single with cheddar, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, and mayo while Caroline went with the double (she’d has a really bad week) with the kitchen sink minus the pickles. I love how Tucker’s uses the bags your meal is delivered in as the order form – so smart!




Uhhh, the difference is obvious! (PS: She ate it ALL.) Not pictured is the fresh limeade I sucked down and the chocolate shake Caroline couldn’t even finish. Oh, and there might have been some fries, too…




We have a fantastic local food movement here in OKC, and it’s also at Tucker’s where everything is locally sourced. Their Classen Curve location has an amazing exposed ceiling that somehow goes right along with this idea. The vibe is very vintage modern, embracing your classic burger joint while keeping things fresh!



My sentiments exactly!



All photos ©Caroline Cohenour

Disclaimer: Tucker’s provided both mine and Caroline’s meal as a member of EngageOKC. However, all words and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Design Crush going!


January Snaps


Made my first ever mulled wine.
Made a massive 6-foot-plus snowman with my cousins!
Got my first (gen 2) iPad.
Ate the best veggie burger of my life at Burgatory.



I’ve been under the weather for more of the month (three separate times from what I can tell).
Bebe has been my constant nurse, snarling in the face of illness!
Flew to Salt Lake City for my 4th annual Alt Summit.
Got my first gel manicure – the color was called something ridiculous like Frozen Strawberry.

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100 Years of Grand Central Station

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There’s no denying that New York’s Grand Central Station is magical. This February the icon turns one hundred, and to celebrate Pop Chart Lab has released Constellations. The print was commissioned by the MTA’s Arts for Transit and Urban Design program and features the famed four-sides clock and constellation-filled ceiling. It will be seen around the subway system, but you can purchase your own right here.


Even More Valentines For Your Valentine


Column 1: YOU + ME by Natalie Eden, Shot Through the Heart by Letterhappy, I’m So Crushin’ On You by Hello Small World  Column 2: Oh Love You Stole My Heart by Whimsy Whimsical, love to you heart by egg press, BLUSH by Fair Morning Blue, ok so i love you by Sad Shop  Column 3: xoxo notecard by Amy Marcella, Love Remedy No. 2 by Moxie House Paper Goods, Be My Valentine by Happy Cactus Designs


Elizabeth Olwen

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Elizabeth Olwen is one talented surface designer, but you can see that for yourself. Her bold, unapologetic patterns are inspired by beauty, nature, folklore, and romance – not a bad mix of influences! Her use of layered color makes each and every pattern seem to jump off the page, making her a fast favorite of mine.


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Jeremy Rabus

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Jeremy Rabus‘s Prismatic series reminds me of deconstructed gemstones. These small, geometric, colorful acrylic paintings are inspired by the small stones and their sharp angles. I love how the color palette of each piece strays from the expected monochromatic hues and opts for something more dramatic instead.


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Reader Survey



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01/ LEDscape, an installation of 1,200 IKEA floor lamps.
02/ Defrosting an entire cold storage building.
03/ The Home Office Beach!
04/ A study of butterfly wings.
05/ Meet Momo, like Where’s Waldo with an adorable dog.
06/ NeighBirds. Heh.
07/ A Visual Compendium of Guitars.
08/ Smorgasboard, an illustrated board game for foodies.
09/ Jeni’s cure-all, Influenza Sorbet!
10/ No big deal, just an espresso vending tricycle.


Fort Trays

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Donna Wilson can do now wrong, and her Fort Trays are the latest proof of that statement. The design is based on storybook medieval castles, the trays themselves are then made from laminated birch wood in Sweden. Three color choices offer a *POP* of color for these dreary winter months, great for displays and parties alike.


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